First Steps

Have you ever shared any exciting news with a friend and spent 15 minutes or more describing the first steps of your child or grandchild. He or she could walk or he or she took his or her first steps. Later you realize how bizarre you may have sounded to an eavesdropper in the store or your work place. Most people can walk. What was the big deal?

Has it ever occurred to you that childhood provides a quality of “specialness,” that nearly vanishes for the rest of life. When you and I think about our treatment of children, does it give you further appreciation for the fact that God chooses the word picture of “children” to describe our relationship with Him.

The New Testament announces that you and I are God’s children with all the rights and privileges of worthy heirs.

Romans 8: 16-17
THE SPIRIT HIMSELF BEARS WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT THAT WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD, (17) and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may be glorified together.

Jesus (the “one and only” Son of God) has come. We are told to make possible our adoption as sons and daughters in God’s family.

I believe God views each halting step forward in our spiritual “walk” with the same eagerness of us as parents and grandparents watching a child take that very first step. Brothers and Sisters, when the secrets of the universe are finally revealed, you and I will learn an underlying purpose of watching children grow. It may be that God has granted us these times of “specialness” to awaken us to His infinite love. Of the fullness of that love, our experiences here on earth are only mere glimpses.

Heavenly Father, increase our awareness of Your love for us and Your delight in us so we can show the world the difference You make in our lives. You are loved.

Romans 8:16
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.

Accept Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.

Courtesy of Edward Jeffries

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